Movie Madness: Week Five
Kung Fu Panda was a great hit in both America and China’s box office. Director Mark Osborne and John Stevenson reveal that Chinese cultural accuracy was one of the most important elements in making Kung Fu Panda. From that dedication and attention to detail came a flood of success and later a sequel. The Kung Fu Panda trilogy has a memorable animation style using 3D and 2D animation. With these stunning techniques came heartwarming morals for kids to learn: be yourself and to allow yourself to heal. Both Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda 2 are great wacthes for any martial arts lover. However, I believe the sequel really takes the cake for its attention to detail in 2D shadow puppets and emotional 2D flashback scene.
How do you think the second movie compares to the first?
The 2D scenes were so well done. I’m very happy they showed Po’s backstory because Mr Ping is a natural treasure.
Overall, even though I still preferred the first movie, I enjoyed the change with Shen having more of a reliance on weapons and the mental battle and the humor in some of the scenes.
For a while I always favorited the first movie over the second. Now, I see both on the same ground considering the villains being different types of challenge for Po. Shen is a great mental opponent to go against.